Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.
Fine work! On par with those shoe reviving stands at airports and on city streets if not better!
If you're trying to be funny sonny it didn't work.
Would rather you actually contributed something, think you can manage that?
Lexol makes several products, including a cleaner/stripper.
I've no experience with using turpentine - but take your word for it.
Posted by Wedin "Any advice on cream+polish for C&J Coniston boots?"
Well C&J Tan polish is what I was given and was recommended by the guys in C&J, Jermyn St. However I prefer my Conistons a little darker and have been using saphir medium brown cream with saphir light brown wax polish, using the wax polish primarily on the toe cap.
BTW the boots look a little darker in reality.
Do you have a picture of your conistons?
A bit darker might be nice.
its according to st crispins. and i thinkn they know a bit about shoes.
Is this what you mean by actually contributing? Did the thread sink to a new low when a shine didn't meet your standards? I think we hit a new low every few months when someone else (like you) who's just registered pops onto the thread with all the answers. Believe it or not, there were folks here contributing to this thread long before you got here. I've posted my methods and results (some good, some bad) along the way. Most of us who post here regularly have found a way to exchange information without coming across like an ass.
So please...contribute away.
Indeed, they have been through thorough cleaning and conditioning before applying cream and wax if my advise was followed. They're not just smeared with wax and cream to develop the shine.
Wax and cream is all most shoes really need.
and brushing, as much as I despise this poster, he is right. much of the things in this thread are unnecessary imo, lots of fancy stuff, i've been cleaning my shoes for years with just brushing. Cream or wax occasionally and they are all perfect. Maybe damaged or dry out shoes need anything more, or if you wanna paint your shoes with an artificial patina or antiquing. Just go back to the first few pages and you will find everything.
lies. proper shoe care requires a strict regiment using 10 different saphir products and some random stuff with exotic names. crema alpina!
+1 Saphir Patina D'Or is essential. Put aside an hour per shoe per day for this.
This I can agree, I rarely use anything else. These shoes were however seconds and you never know what they've been through, better safe than sorry.
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